Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back on the bike

I have been suffering in the last month or so. Shortly after my last post I injured my shoulder in a gardening related incident and have done something complicated to something called the supraspinatus which is affecting my rotator cuff and has been causing a great deal of pain.

I've also had the flu.

I have put on 5kg.

Nevertheless a snap decision this morning and I mounted the bike and completed a quick 40km ride which included some WYD official irritating ( NB As I only irritated him, I couldn't be arrested). I'm siting here now with a heat pack on the shoulder which is hurting again, but I'm glad that I got out.

Mileage in Kilometers = 2210.69


Surly Dave said...

Back in the saddle again! Well done. I'm about to take an enforced layoff because of work. If I miss a day I get grumpy. I don't know how i'm going to go with five weeks off the bike.

Ride on!

Gun Rotana said...

Hey Grant, came across your site by googling about fixie conversions from vintage bikes. I saw your Apollo post and was wondering how it turned out.

I am starting a project of my own with a vintage schwinn frame. It is my first bike building project so I'm looking for any help I can get. Got any tips on the conversion to a fixie? It looked like a sweet frame similar to what I have.

Grant said...

"Vintage" may be too strong a word for the apollo frame, which turned out to be a little out o' true. So that particular frame has been brazing practise.

Good luck with the schwinn, get good hubs (phils are nice) and the rest will look after themself.

Treadly and Me said...

Well, there's your problem: wasting valuable cycling time in the garden. I steer clear of such complications by keeping gardening to a bare minimum.

Seriously though, it's good that you're back on the bike. Everything looks better when you're had a ride.